Category Archive: MythTV

Dec 07 2014

Link: Some hints for getting free-to-air satellite channels into the Electronic Program Guide in Kodi (or another frontend)

If you are running a satellite backend system such as TVHeadEnd or MediaPortal (or MythTV, if you are one of the lucky few that can actually get it to work), and you use Kodi or the MythTV frontend, then it is possible to populate the schedule grid with listings from many sources. Note I did …

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Jan 05 2014

If you tried upgrading XBMC under OS X, run a MythTV backend, and get the error “No PVR Client has been started yet”, see this thread

This thread contains information on the buggy XBMC version 12.3 for OS X, and a couple of suggestions for reverting back to XBMC 12.2, which will fix the problem for now.  This issue does NOT appear to be present in Linux versions of XBMC 12.3.

Sep 30 2013

Link: MythWeb ssh tunnel howto [for MythTV users]

I am going to briefly describe how to connect to mythweb that is behind a firewall in a router. I will assume you have mythweb running. If you need help with that please see the mythweb documentation: I will also assume that you know how to forward ports on your router. ….. Full article …

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Sep 22 2013

Is it possible to create a do-it-yourself substitute for Aereo?

By now you’ve probably heard of a new service called Aereo, which is described by Wikipedia as follows: Aereo is a technology company based in New York City that allows subscribers to view live as well as time-shiftedstreams of over-the-air television on Internet-connected devices.[1] ….. Aereo provides this service by leasing to each user an …

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Aug 25 2013

Using irrecord to allow LIRC to recognize extra buttons, as from an unused remote and/or a Harmony remote

A few days ago we published an article on Using the Raspberry Pi to control AC electric power. We ended that article by showing how you could control the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO pins using a standard remote associated with a Home Theater PC on the same local network. Actually, come to think of it, there’s …

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May 25 2013

Link: MythTV: Use All Buttons of Your Remote Control – Without LIRC

It can be really frustrating to get a remote control to work properly under Linux with LIRC and programs like MythTV, mplayer or XMBC. This article shows how to avoid using LIRC altogether: Treat the remote like any other keyboard, then change the keyboard mapping to use the application’s key shortcuts. Because we do this …

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Apr 13 2013

How to get free TV schedule information for MythTV

It seems that if you live in the U.S.A., the MythTV people would really like to entice you to pay for a subscription-based TV listings service, but not everyone will do that. So, if you don’t want to pay, how do you populate your TV schedule grid with program information? The easiest and most unquestionably …

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Apr 03 2013

Links: A complete guide for setting up MythTV from start to finish

Probably the easiest way to get a MythTV installation up and running quickly is to install Mythbuntu or Mythdora, depending on whether you prefer the Ubuntu or Fedora variant of Linux.¬† But if you want a bit more hands-on experience, or additional help with configuration, these links might be helpful: From a Reddit thread: I’ve …

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Dec 28 2012

Installing Ubuntu Linux (or Mythbuntu) in place of OS X on a Mac Mini

All computers have their day in the sun, and then something new comes along that makes them less desirable. I have a Mac Mini that I acquired sometime around the time OS X Leopard came out, probably in 2009. As time went by it became slower and slower and I finally replaced it. However, it …

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Mar 25 2011

A Perl script to send Caller ID popups from Asterisk to computers running Notify OSD (such as Ubuntu Linux) or any command-line invoked notification system

This is basically an update to my article, A Perl script to send Caller ID popups from Asterisk to computers running Growl under OS X on a Mac or Growl for Windows, and you should still use that article if you are sending notifications to a computer on your local network that runs Growl or …

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